Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for the ‘Heating’ Category

Is It Time for a New Furnace?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

BurnerWe’re getting towards the end of the cold weather for the foreseeable future, which means that now is the perfect time to start looking into whether or not you need a new furnace! It’s much, much better to replace your furnace now, if you need to, than to wait until later on in the year when everyone who needs a new furnace is trying to get one installed. So, how do you tell if you need a new furnace? Well, there are a number of different signs that your current system might be nearing the end of its life. Have a look below to help you decide about whether or not to replace your system. (more…)

Why is My Furnace Making Weird Noises?

Monday, February 26th, 2018

gas-burner-assemblyWell, let’s get these things out of the way first: No, your furnace probably isn’t making weird noises because it’s disgruntled, possessed, or ate something that didn’t agree with it. What odd noises do tend to mean when they’re coming from furnaces, though, is that they’re malfunctioning in some way.

If you hear an odd noise coming from your furnace, the best thing you can do is make sure that you call for repairs as soon as possible. Let’s go over some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem, and what you can do about them. (more…)

Follow These Tips to Keep Your Furnace in Good Condition

Monday, January 29th, 2018

gas-furnaceFurnaces are put under a lot of strain during the winter, which means they’re more likely to develop issues related to use. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, it’s a good idea to take some steps to make sure that it is in the best possible condition to deal with the added demand of winter.

There are two different steps that we recommend you take in order to keep your furnace in top condition: maintenance and prompt repairs. (more…)

Furnace Issues You Should Be Careful Of This Heating Season

Monday, November 6th, 2017

furnaceThe more you rely on your furnace to keep warm this heating season, the more strain you’re going to put on the system. More strain means a higher chance of problems occurring within the furnace. We’re not saying that you should freeze instead of putting more demand on your furnace. We’re just saying that you should be aware of the added risk involved with using your furnace more often. For the duration of heating season, it’s a good idea to keep a closer watch on your system to make sure that you can catch malfunctions early. Have a look at some of the symptoms you should be on the watch for this season, and the problems they indicate. (more…)

Do I Need to Replace My Furnace This Fall?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

gas-burner-assemblyThe daily temperature is going to drop pretty low before too long, which means that you’re going to need to get your home heating system ready to take on the strain of regular use. For most people, preventive heating maintenance is enough to ensure that their system is ready to keep them warm through the heating season.

For others, though, it will mean replacing the system entirely. If your furnace is not up to the task of warming your home for another season, it’s better to replace it now than to risk it breaking down in the middle of a cold winter day. There are a number of signs that you should replace your furnace, some of which we’ve laid out below. (more…)

Why You Need to Worry About Furnace Short Cycling

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Furnace problems are quite common during the winter, when strain on the system is greatest. If you’re using a furnace to stay warm this winter, you need to keep an eye out for any issues that may occur. For example, is your furnace turning itself on and off every couple of minutes? If so, you have a serious issue that needs to be dealt with. (more…)

Why Furnace Maintenance is so Important

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Far too many homeowners wait to call for furnace repairs until they notice a problem with the system. This is a serious issue for a number of reasons. Mostly, it’s harmful because a lot of maintenance problems don’t give off any recognizable symptoms until they’re very far advanced. By the time you notice a problem with your furnace, it may be far too late to prevent the majority of the damage to the system. Preventive maintenance is the best way to catch problems early, keeping your furnace in the best possible condition. Let’s take a look at one of the reasons that you should schedule furnace maintenance at least once a year. (more…)

Weird Furnace Noises That Warn of Repair Needs

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Furnaces are placed under much higher stress levels during the winter than they are during the rest of the year. More stress means a higher chance of developing issues over the next several months. If you’re using a furnace to keep warm this winter, you need to be careful of any problems that crop up. Strange noises are a good indication that the furnace has a problem of some sort, so you should listen for them. (more…)

Keep Your Furnace Running Smoothly This Winter With Preventive Maintenance

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter is the most stressful time of year for heating systems, including furnaces. People rely on them for longer and longer periods of time in order to stay warm and comfortable. This added demand increases the amount of stress on the system, which in-turn makes it more likely that a problem of some kind will occur. If you want to make sure that your furnace is in the best possible shape to handle the added stress of winter, make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance as soon as possible. (more…)

Remember to Schedule Furnace Maintenance This Winter

Monday, January 18th, 2016

As we get deeper into winter, you’re no doubt going to start using your furnace more and more often. That means an increase in wear and tear, which makes it far more likely for problems to crop up over time. If your furnace was already in sub-optimal condition before you started using it on a regular basis, you have a greater chance of developing serious issues that could threaten the system. If you want to keep your furnace in good condition, you should schedule professional maintenance services sooner rather than later. Read on to find out more about the benefits of furnace maintenance. (more…)